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  • Gordon Jewelers closing its doors

    A store that once served as Calvin Baker III’s playground will soon become a memory. Gordons, the iconic jewelry store on Douglas Avenue, will close its doors locally after a huge liquidation sale beginning Thursday. The sale is scheduled to last through Saturday.
    “The decision was not easy. There was a lot of tears and a lot of thought put into it,” said Baker, whose grandfather and father ran Gordons before leaving it to him.

  • West seeks to shore up finances for next year

    West Las Vegas School district officials are hard at work preparing next year’s budget, and they say the outlook for next year is better than it has been for years.

    “I am very happy to say that we haven’t seen a budget this good in quite a few years,” Superintendent Gene Parson said. “We almost feel certain to a point that we can be off emergency supplemental funding.”

    So far, the district is expecting next year’s operating budget for next year to be $12.7 million.

  • Highlands prof to do work in Uganda

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands social work professor Andrew Israel has been  named a Fulbright Specialist by the United States Department of State.

    Israel’s Fulbright service will be this summer at Ndejje University in Kamala, capital of the Republic of Uganda in East Africa. He will advise the university’s administration and social work faculty in further developing curriculum and ethical practices.

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  • Weather - May 8, 2013

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a north wind 10-15 mph, becoming west 20-25 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a west wind 20-25 mph, decreasing to 10-15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

    Thursday

  • Looking Ahead - News - May 8, 2013

    An investiture ceremony for Gerald E. Baca will be held at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday in the Division 1 courtroom at the courthouse in Las Vegas. Baca was selected to fill the vacant judge position in the 4th Judicial District. Residents of Mora, San Miguel and Guadalupe counties are invited to attend.

  • Looking Back - May 8, 2013

    In 1963
    Friday, May 10 — Mrs. Ralph Conklin has been named Mother of the Year with Mrs. Harry Kelsey as first runnerup and Mrs. M.S. Rapp as second runnerup. Mrs. Conklin’s selection was based upon her being a good mother to her own family, a good influence on her children, her own character, her activity, leadership and influence on the community and the conditions of her service. The first runnerup received a $10 gift, and the second runnerup $5 from the Retail Merchants Assn., which sponsors the annual event.
     

  • Kim Carpenter of ‘The Vow’ to speak at Highlands commencement

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University alumnus Kim Carpenter, whose true story inspired the 2012 international blockbuster movie, The Vow, will be the university’s commencement speaker Saturday. The commencement starts at 2 p.m.

  • U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan to address Luna graduates

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    United States Congressman Ben Ray Luján will be the guest speaker at the Luna Community College Graduation Ceremony. Graduation is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    Serving in his third term in Congress, Luján is continuing his efforts to stand up for New Mexico’s families and fight for a stronger future for all New Mexicans. In his time in Congress, Luján has become a leader on some pressing issues facing the state and country.

  • Curruthers named NMSU president

    The Associated Press

    LAS CRUCES — Former Republican Gov. Garrey Carruthers was selected Monday as the new president of New Mexico State University.

    The NMSU Board of Regents voted 3-2 for Carruthers to lead the state’s second-largest four-year university.

    Carruthers has been dean of NMSU’s College of Business since 2003. He was governor from 1987 to 1990.